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#ThriveAtFive: Moneymax Kicks off 5th Anniversary Celebration

Moneymax is five years old! To celebrate our 5th birthday, we threw a party and invited our financial partners who helped us along the way, along with other prominent personalities in the finance industry. It all went down on June 18, 2019 at Yes Please in BGC. And needless to say, everyone had a great […]

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A Commuter’s Guide to LRT-1 Stations

The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 1 (LRT-1) is one of the major public transportation systems in the Philippines. Launched in December 1984, the line consists of 20 stations, linking the cities of Pasay, Manila, Caloocan, and Quezon City. Serving more than 800,000 passengers each day, the government is planning to extend the rail […]

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Best Coworking Spaces for Freelancers and Startups in the Philippines

Telecommuting is an emerging trend for Filipino professionals today, with the proliferation of coworking spaces all over the Philippines. Although working from home is the cheapest option for freelancers and small business owners, it isn’t always the best choice. Sometimes, you need to rent a coworking space when you have to hustle through deadlines, meet […]

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14 Credit Cards with Low Interest Rate in the Philippines

A common credit card myth that Filipinos believe is that all cards charge high interest rates. In the 2018 Moneymax survey, respondents cited “interest fees” as their top reason for not having a credit card. If you’re sure that you can make credit card payments in full and on time, the interest rate shouldn’t matter […]

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Make Money Online: How to be a Shopee or Lazada Online Seller

Lazada and Shopee are two of the leading e-commerce websites in the Philippines and Southeast Asia—not just for consumers but also business-minded Filipinos who want to make money online in their spare time. These platforms for online sellers are beginner-friendly. For as low as PHP 10,000, you can start selling and earning profits with just […]

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Switching Car Insurance Companies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Been sticking with a certain car insurance company you signed up with at the dealership? While there may be good reasons to keep renewing with the same insurer, know that you don’t have to stay with your current provider if you think you deserve better. Yes, you can change car insurance companies—it’s your right as […]

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8 Financial Mistakes Single People Make

Contrary to popular belief, marriage isn’t the be-all and end-all in life. Being single rocks! If you haven’t found “the one” just yet, don’t sweat it and just enjoy your freedom. Don’t enjoy it too much though, or you’ll end up making financial mistakes along the way. If you’ve been single for a long time, […]

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Best Investments for OFWs: 8 Ways to Grow Your Hard-Earned Money

Overseas Filipino workers are the country’s modern-day heroes. They work in a foreign land in the hopes of providing a better future for their loved ones. Payday Friday for them doesn’t mean eating in a lavish restaurant. It usually means heading to the nearest remittance center to send money to their families back home. Earning in […]

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Here’s Why You Should Have More Than One Credit Card

Many Filipinos would raise their eyebrows at the idea of having multiple credit cards. The fear of getting a credit card alone keeps people from signing up for a card—how much more getting two or more cards? Well, the idea isn’t that harmful as it looks. There are multiple credit card benefits to consider that […]

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What is Smartphone Insurance and Should You Get One?

Getting mobile phone insurance could be among the last things on your mind after buying a new phone. After all, you’ve spent so much for it already. Why would you bother paying extra for smartphone insurance? That seemingly unnecessary cost might just become your lifesaver in the future. You might accidentally drop your phone or […]

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11 Car Care Tips to Protect Your Vehicle During Typhoon Season

Roughly 20 typhoons visit the Philippines every year. How prepared are you for the typhoon season? Since we can’t predict how massive these typhoons will be until they start to happen, the only thing we can do to minimize their risks is to prepare for them. Taking care of your car is just as crucial […]

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7 Money Habits of Highly Successful Millennials

Just like muscle building, achieving success takes time. It involves building a habit, which allows your small results to snowball into something bigger in the future. Just like how Manny Pacquiao exercises every day so he can win an upcoming fight. This goes the same way financially. The little consistent things you do for your […]

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What Type of Spender Are You? Discover Your Money Personality

Have you ever wondered what your money personality is? Have you ever wondered how your spending habits stack up to other people’s spending habits? It’s important to ask these questions once in a while as part of your self-reflection. You may not be aware of it, but you definitely belong under one of the money […]

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[Battle of the Brands] Cebu Pacific vs AirAsia: Which Budget Airline is Better?

Low-cost carriers in the Philippines make it possible for more Filipinos to explore different parts of the world without spending a fortune. They also attract more foreigners to visit the famous tourist destinations in the country. Two of the Philippines’s biggest airlines, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippines AirAsia, take credit for that. They offer significantly […]

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Moneymax’s Parent Company, CompareAsiaGroup, Raises $20M in Experian-led Series B1 Investment

CompareAsiaGroup, Moneymax’s parent company, welcomes Experian as a new investor, leading the latest US$20 million first close of our Series B1 round of funding alongside a strategic partnership. What is Experian? Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. They empower consumers and their clients manage data with confidence. They help individuals to take […]

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Common Personal Loan Application Questions You Need to Prepare for

A personal loan application is like any job application. As a prospective borrower, you do your best to prove you’re a worthy candidate for the lender’s money. The loan application form is your resume, and the requirements you submit are like your portfolio. And then there’s the dreaded interview portion. Are you ready for it? […]

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14 Things You Should Know About Time Deposits in the Philippines

Are time deposits a good investment option? Cliche as it may sound, but the answer is “It depends.” It depends on your financial goals, as well as the bank where you’ll open a time deposit account. Several other considerations may also affect your decision whether to go for it or invest elsewhere. Making a smart […]

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Getting Comprehensive Car Insurance? Prepare These Requirements

For any vehicle owner in the Philippines, car insurance is a necessity. In fact, a Compulsory Third Party Liability policy is mandated by local law. This means that if you are to register a car with the Land Transportation Office, that car needs to be insured to be valid for operation. However, a CTPL policy […]

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What Student Discounts are Available in the Philippines?

What’s more challenging for students than passing Math and coming to school on time? It’s making their allowance last. This is why student discounts are a welcome opportunity to stretch one’s daily budget for school needs. Knowing where you can score a student discount not only helps you save money but also trains you to […]

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Build Your Financial Freedom: How to Start an Emergency Fund

By now, you already know the importance of setting aside money for your savings. But what about an emergency fund? Aside from saving for the far future, it’s also advisable to save money for emergencies in the near future. You might end up with a medical emergency or you might end up losing your job. […]

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How Freelancers in the Philippines Can Get a Credit Card

“How can I apply for a credit card if I’m working as a freelancer?” For anyone who has started a work-from-home career, concerns like getting a credit card for freelancers always come to mind. Credit cards are useful for self-employed Filipinos just as they are for employees. Having a plastic card allows freelancers to verify […]

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